“Extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a recent New York Times essay. Secretary Kerry called on the world to engage in a struggle to end the “cancer” of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). He stressed that ISIL’s beheadings, crucifixions, and other acts of evil pose a threat well beyond the region and require a “united response” led by the broadest possible coalition of nations.
“Extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them.”
ISIL, a terrorist movement that grew out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), now controls vast areas across Iraq and Syria. You can read more about the threat posed by ISIL at The Foreign Policy Initiative.